My 1890 Singer Sewing Machine

One of my favourite antiques is an 1890 Singer Sewing machine which I have had for a while. It’s a really beautiful piece and in very good condition condsidering it’s age. as a big fan of sewing I can really appreciate the beauty of this sewing machine and I love to think of all the wonderful things that it must have made over the last 123 years. Although there are a couple of small bits missing it will actually still sew which I find amazing.

It has its original cover which still has the Singer logo in gold which is beautiful. The sewing machine was easy to date as they all have a serial number.

I had always planned to have a sewing room one day and have some old sewing machines as display items. However the reality of living in Greater London means I will never have a house big enough for a sewing room and as such the couple of old sewing machines I have just been gathering dust in the loft. So with a slightly heavy heart I have decided to sell them. I have visions of them going to a new home to be lovingly restored and used for many years to come!

I wanted to share these pictures so you can see just how beautiful it is…

Antique 1890 Singer Sewing Machine

Antique 1890 Singer Sewing Machine

Antique 1890 Singer Sewing Machine

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  1. Jessica Cangiano February 13, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    What a tremendously lovely piece. I too would adore the opportunity one to have the room (and funds) to display one or more antique sewing machines (I wouldn’t say no to a spinning wheel either, they can look amazing in the right setting). I’m sorry that you have to part with this one. On the plus side though, how wonderful that you got to spend time with for a while before it moves onto the next leg of it’s journey of 123 years and counting.

    ♥ Jessica

    • vintagefrills February 13, 2013 / 1:45 pm

      Exactly! I wonder how many owners it’s had. I know the person who owned it before me had it for a very long time. She used to sew her own dresses with it in the 50s and 60s!

  2. Elizabeth February 13, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    Wow….Those photos are too cool.

    My father has made computer desks out of the ones with the iron legs and the big iron pedal.

    I have one and he has sold a number of them.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews

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